(or anyone who’s ever been diagnosed with this)
Question for the doctors. I was going along in life, dieting, losing weight, working out, having a great time. And then it hit me: I have been diagnosed with prostatitis. For a month now, I have had agonizing pains, feeling like my genitals are going to explode, day and night, week after week. What’s even worse, is they told me that I cannot have caffeine and spicy foods, amongst other things.
So my problem is two-fold…first, I am in a lot of pain and have a hard time focusing on anything, so workouts have been missed. Also, without having green tea, diet soda, I am limited on the things that have helped me eat clean, so I’ve had a few too many cheat meals. I am all out of whack.
So here’s where I am…I’ve been on antibotics for almost three weeks with no improvement. I’m starting to take ibuprofen to help (hopefully) with the inflammation, and I take tylonol PM to help sleep at night, as that can be tough sometimes. The doctor wants me to take six weeks before he’ll even see me again. So since it’s been a month already and it seems it will be at least one more month, I’m in this for the long haul.
My question is two-fold: First, should I even try to work out, or will the strain on my body slow down the recovery? And second, is there anything I can take without caffeine to help cravings? I’m taking 400mg a day of 5-HTP, which sometimes helps, but not being able to have HOT-ROX, green tea, etc. is leaving quite a void in me, which the pain fuels.
Any eductated and/or professional responses would be greatly appreciated!